The Dallas Cowboys need to get Tony Romo to sign an extension for several reasons. First, to lock up the most reliable starting quarterback they’ve had since Troy Aikman. Second, for the much needed cap relief. The Cowboys are barely under the cap.
“There’s never really a start or stop time with Tony,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said, via ESPN Dallas. “I do think it will get done.”
If they don’t get an extension done, they could be forced into a bidding war with the rest of the league in free agency. But the main reason to hammer out a negotiation right now is the cap relief, and that is why the Cowboys are currently negotiating with Anthony Spencer, the recipient of the Cowboys franchise tag.
The Cowboys haven’t been players at all in free agency mainly due to the lack of available funds, but that necessarily wasn’t the plan.
“We were never going to be big players in free agency this year,” Jones said. “We played there last year, and we felt like we did some good things, and we’ve got to see what the end results are. A big focus for us is on this draft. We need to draft well.”